Greg saw this in the newspaper today. We are always looking for solutions to this problem.
The pups have been giving the squirrels fits but they haven’t caught any yet. Never say never !
We lost our internet for TWO weeks – I thought I was going to lose my mind. What did I do before the internet?? Actually, I kinda liked not being “joined at the hip” to internet. I still had access via my phone, but I don’t type as fast as I do on a “real” keyboard. I don’t use my thumbs to type on the phone as I make more mistakes than a beginner typist! I have to use a stylus to type but I can go pretty fast one handed!
So, the other day I was in the front yard looking at all the weeds that have come up with all this rain we have had (since April 16 – 13.4″!). I happened to look at the middle of the Sego Palm that was in the front. Remember this that I posted a while back?
It still looks kinda scary, but it is growing new “prawns”.
They look so delicate while unfurling and then get prickly after they have matured. Got lots of weeding to do, lawn mowing and weed eating (once the ground dries up about a month from now!). It’s good to be back!
UPDATE!! I asked a horticulturist that we listen to on the radio every week what this could be and sent a photo. This is actually a female Sego Palm and the red things are seeds! Good thing I didn’t try to spray with something!
I was weed eating yesterday and noticed this in the middle of one of my “palms”. I thought it looked alien like. Do you know what it is?
This is the inside of the Sego Palm that I have planted. I have never seen the middle look like this. A bigger photo:
The one I have planted in the back looks like this, and normally what I see:
I was looking out my kitchen window as I was drying the dishes, and noticed a female cardinal with a worm in its mouth. Then it flew in to this antique pie safe that I have on my front porch. I had to investigate! I carefully went out the front door as I knew if I made too much noise, then the dogs would be all over and that would not be a good thing. I looked all over and I have an old crock inside and pulled it out and sure enough, there was a nest with babies in it! I carefully put it back and soon, mama was back with another worm!
The last of the cow babies was born this evening and this one is a beaute too! Very unique markings – dark brown with brown/white speckles on the rear end! Greg made the comment there will be no issue with telling all of the babies apart. Not sure yet what sex this one is. A cutie patootie for sure!
In the front flower bed, that is. I worked until 8:00 last night putting down the last of the mulch. I decided to make flower beds within the big flower bed for my Mexican Heather and Dianthus. A few years ago, I collected sand stone from our road to use for borders in another bed. I thought this looked pretty cool and made the bed look different.
I wanted to make a border around the Dianthus and found this brick that I had from my parent’s house that was used as a wall for their courtyard. I didn’t have enough so used some river rock in between.
I still have more to do in the back, but at least the front is done!
The Spring time is my favorite to sit on the back porch in the early evening, drinking a cold beer and taking in the view. I absolutely LOVE living in the country! My back porch has the best view of our stock pond and is so peaceful — no traffic, no loud kids, no barking dogs (unless they are ours of course!). My favorite time of year. Everything is so green and pretty and I sit out there and admire my yard that I work so hard mowing and taking care of. I thank the Lord for all I have!
Am I digressing? I might be.
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